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The government has guaranteed that
Parliament will be given a vote
on the final Brexit deal.
In what's being seen
as a concession, MPs will be given
a chance to debate the bill.
There will be new legislation for
MPs to debate.
We'll have legislation that
puts it into effect,
in other words the House will be
able to go through it line by line
and agree it line by line.
These questions have been
pressing for months.
This last-minute attempt
to climb down brings them
into very sharp focus.
If MPs vote against the deal
the Government says we'll
still leave the EU,
but without an agreement.
The moment an earthquake struck
the Iran-Iraq border.
More than 350 people dead
and thousands injured.
The British citizen jailed in Iran.
For the first time Boris Johnson
admits making a mistake over how
he's handled the case.
A warning from climate
Global warming emissions are set
to rise again this year
after a three-year lull.
"Waste not, want not."
If only that were true,
every year we throw away
10 million tonnes of food.
Coming up in Sportsday on BBC News.
Could moments like this be a thing
of the past for Italy?
The four-time winners stand
on the verge of missing out
on next year's World Cup.
Good evening and welcome
to the BBC News at Six.
Ever since the Brexit vote MPs
on all sides of the Commons have
been demanding a greater say
in how it's achieved.
Today the Government appears to have
offered a major concession.
The Brexit Secretary David Davis
says a vote on the final
deal will be guaranteed
by a new piece of legislation.
Labour has called it "a climb-down".
But the offer came with a warning.
If MPs do vote against the deal,
whatever it is, Britain
will still leave the EU,
but without an agreement.
Our political editor
Laura Kuenssberg is in
Westminster this evening.
A mess in the making. Tory rebels
and Labour were on course to beat
the government. But avoid defeat,
MPs will have more of a say. A vote
on the actual Brexit deal, as we are
about to leave.
I can now confirm
that once we've reached an agreement
will bring forward a specific piece
of legislation to implement that
agreement. Parliament will be given
time to debate, scrutinised and vote
on the final agreement we strike
with the European Union. This
agreement will only hold if
Parliament approves that.
to some Tory and Labour demands that
Parliament to have a proper
decision, if and when a deal is
It's a recognition by the
government that it is about to lose
a series of votes on the withdrawal
bill. These questions have been
pressing for months, this
last-minute attempt to climb down
rings them into very sharp focus and
we are entitled to clear and souls.
In other words what
took you so long to admit that
Parliament would need a make or
break Brexit moment?
There has been fierce resistance all
along to the laws already going
through the Commons. This new idea
takes the wind out of the rebels'
sales. But if there is no deal in no
time will there be no vote?
run out of time, the time has to be
extended under Article 50 so that
all parties are able to deal with
Can he confirmed that in the
event of no agreement, no deal, this
place will have no say and we will
leave on that date because it's on
the face of the bill, without any
say from this supposedly sovereign
Parliament which voted to take back
involvement is essential, this isn't
and never should have been construed
an opportunity to reverse Brexit, to
return the UK to the EU, or go
behind the wishes of the British
people as expressed in the
It matters not so much
here but in the real world. European
business bigwigs in number ten
today, to make it plain to the Prime
Minister. Jobs, millions of families
livelihoods, depend on her getting
Laura, just to be clear, vote or no
vote, Britain will still leave the
EU, is that right?
to try to buy off Tory rebels is not
about that most fundamental of
questions, whether we actually go
ahead and leave the EU, or whether
there is an attempt by the back door
to make us stay in. That's not what
this climb-down is really about. But
this is about or not the shape of
the Brexit deal, that will change
our country for decades to come, is
subject to a separate act of
Parliament. A separate set of new
laws that MPs and Lords will have to
vote on, separate pieces of
legislation that actually line by
line our elected representatives
will have the chance to say yes or
no to the deal. On that fundamental
basic question, this doesn't change
whether or not we're going to leave
the European Union. But what it is
about is about trying to placate
rebels in the Tory party and Labour
and other parties and opponents who
have said time and again that the
government hasn't given people
enough of a chance to have their
say. They haven't wanted Parliament
to have a real role in scrutinising
the deal as and when it eventually
comes. There are big unanswered
question is here. Will it be enough
to calm down MPs who have been
really grumpy about how the
government is proceeding? I think
that is an open question tonight.
What happens if there isn't actually
a deal with the other 27? If there
isn't a deal then there can't be an
act of Parliament on the deal said
the other alternative and therefore
we crash out after all. But the
government hopes is this has taken
some of the steam out of those who
were bruising for a fight in
Parliament this week. It has
certainly turned down the tone of
some of the opposition. The
government is kidding themselves
that they think the fight is over
how we leave have disappeared.
More than 400 people have been
killed in a powerful earthquake that
struck the northern border
of Iran and Iraq.
Another 4,000 were injured
and the casualty figure is expected
to rise on both sides of the border.
A major rescue operation is under
way but it is being hampered
by landslides and power cuts.
The epicentre of the quake,
which measured 7.3, was just under
20 miles south of Halabja.
One of the worst hit
areas was Sarpol-e Zahab,
as James Robbins reports.
The moment the Earth
starts shaking violently.
A man runs for his life
from the control room of this
dam, as massive boulders
are hurled around outside.
The dam wall was not breached
but elsewhere devastation.
In Iran, the border town
of Sarpol-e Zahab was hit hardest.
As entire walls collapsed,
many families did manage
to flee their homes,
but others were crushed or buried.
At a local hospital, there were many
stories of narrow escape.
from the balcony down.
The earthquake was very strong.
shattered the window which fell
on me and it wounded my hand
and my face.
Rescue has been made more difficult
by the mountainous terrain.
Iranian authorities are pouring
resources in but landslides
and power cuts are slowing both
rescue efforts and the task
of establishing the full
extent of casualties.
This quake was 7.3 in magnitude,
and happened in a known danger zone.
The surface of the Earth is made up
of tectonic plates, and in this case
the Arabian plate has been moving
against the Eurasian plate
at a rate of two centimetres,
just under an inch a year.
Forces build up and eventually
are very suddenly released
with devastating effect.
The destruction in Iran is greater
than in neighbouring Iraq,
where a major rescue operation
is also underway.
The BBC's correspondent is there.
This area is one of the hardest hit
in Iraq by Sunday's earthquake.
We are told seven people were inside
this home when it collapsed.
Two of them were killed
and others were injured.
Several other buildings suffered
similar damage to this one,
but fortunately they seem to be
the exception rather than the rule,
and most of the other homes
in the region managed to withstand
the impact of the earthquake.
For the survivors,
night-time is the toughest.
In rapidly falling temperatures,
families are huddled around fires.
Even where buildings are intact,
fear of after-shocks will keep
James Robbins, BBC News.
The Foreign Secretary,
Boris Johnson, has admitted
for the first time that he made
a mistake in his handling
of the case of Nazanin
Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British
citizen who is being
held in prison in Iran.
Following renewed criticism
from Labour, he also confirmed
that he would be meeting
Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband
in London this week.
Our special correspondent, Lucy
Manning, has been speaking to him.
A mother singing with her daughter,
just a week before her arrest
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has now
been separated from three-year-old
Gabriella for a year and a half.
With her health deteriorating in and
Iranians prison and the words of
politicians here appearing to harm
her case, her husband has this
message to the Foreign Secretary.
want you to solve this mess. It's
not a mess that entirely the Foreign
Secretary's making but it is a mess
that his name has been touched it
and is getting deeper and more
complicated because of that.
take his requests to a meeting with
the Foreign Secretary this week.
When you go to Iran at like to be on
that plane, I'd like to be standing
next to you for the symbolism that
has. The second thing is that
Nazanin is given diplomatic
Mr Johnson and Michael
Gove less than clear in backing the
family 's account that Mrs
Zaghari-Ratcliffe was visiting
relatives when she was arrested.
When you look at what Nazanin
Zaghari-Ratcliffe was doing, she was
simply teaching people journalism,
as I understand it.
What was she
doing when she went to Iran?
The Foreign Secretary said her
imprisonment cast a shadow over UK
Iranians relations but he recognised
the family's distress.
The words I
used were open to being
misinterpreted and I apologise. I
apologise to Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe
and her family if I've inadvertently
cause them any further anguish.
Labour said he needed to admit it
got it wrong.
It's not good enough.
If it is a matter of pride that the
Foreign Secretary is refusing to
admit that he's made a mistake, I
feel bound to say to him that his
pride matters not one ounce compared
to Nazanin's freedom.
considering if diplomatic protection
can be given to Mrs
Zaghari-Ratcliffe which would turn
it from a consumer issue into a more
serious dispute. It's not clear if
this would help her. Mrs
Zaghari-Ratcliffe's employers were
insistent her job was
We don't work in a
run and we have no relations with
Iran. On top of that she was really
on holiday. She's not spy material
Young Gabriella cried when her
visit to her mum in weekend was cut
short. -- visit to Hamon imprisoned
this weekend was cut short.
A man has been found guilty
of carrying out an acid attack
in a packed London club which left
16 people seriously injured.
This is the moment
when Arthur Collins,
the ex-boyfriend of reality TV star
Ferne McCann, threw the substance
at the Mangle nightclub
in East London in April.
The 25-year-old was convicted
at Wood Green Crown Court
of 14 charges, including
grievous bodily harm.
The chair of Parliament's spending
watching has called for a police
investigation after BBC Panorama
uncovered evidence of fraud
in the student loan system.
Panorama has uncovered scams
that could be costing
the taxpayer millions of pounds.
Richard Watson reports.
Imran Shaikh is an education agent
who we were told was up to his neck
He offered to get Panorama's
thousands of pounds of student loan
money we were not entitled to.
The fee for faking attendance and
supplying assignments, £1500 paid
out of our student loan money every
year we are on the course.
From the evidence you have
shown me, there is
clear fraud going on and it needs
to be referred to the police.
He arranged for us to get
on an HND diploma course
at Grafton College in central
But our cover story was that our
student left school at
16 and did not have the
Another agent called Raza,
who works for him, had an idea.
A fraudulent certificate
was made out in our
undercover student's name.
It was apparently supplied by
an awarding body based on the floor
above Grafton College.
For the National Union
of Students, crooked
agents are damaging UK education.
I am totally and
and disgusted that these people,
these fraudsters, are actually
exploiting students at the detriment
of them wanting a degree to be able
to progress in society.
The government needs to do more
in regulating these types of
Grafton College and the awarding
body both say they are
unaware of any
The College says that although Raza
and Imran are on its
premises from time to time, they
are not authorised to act as agents.
Neither of the agents
responded to our allegations.
Richard Watson, BBC News.
And you can see more of Richard's
investigation on tonight's Panorama
at 7.30pm on BBC One.
The time is a quarter past six.
Our top story this evening...
The government has guaranteed that
parliament will be given a vote
on the final Brexit deal.
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Global carbon dioxide emissions
are projected to rise
for the first time in four years.
Scientists at a United Nations
climate conference in Germany say
the main cause of the expected
growth has been greater use of coal
in China as its economy expands.
Researchers say cuts are needed
to avoid dangerous global
warming later this century,
as our science editor,
David Shukman, explains.
For more than a week now the people
of Delhi had been suffering in air
that has become toxic, smog created
by countless engines burning fossil
fuels including coal. Coal is one of
the biggest sources of pollution
worldwide. Power stations like this
one in Poland belch out gases
including carbon dioxide and despite
promises to clean up, emissions are
actually increasing. For countries
in the path of devastating Harry
Kane is like the ones that struck
the Caribbean earlier this year,
this is depressing -- devastating
hurricane aims. It seems that little
is being done to stop global
This is very worrying for
us, I would hate to say that it
sounds a death but it translate into
that given we have had such an
active hurricane season this season.
This new research finds that more
and more, Burke said is being
released from power stations,
factories and different forms of
transport -- more and more carbon
dioxide. This shows how emissions of
carbon dioxide have risen over three
decades. In the last few years they
have been levelling off which was
seen as a positive sign but this
year there has suddenly been an
increase of 2% so what is happening
and who is to blame around the
world? In America, emissions of
carbon dioxide have fallen slightly
and that is despite President Trump
wanting to leave the Paris
agreement. In Europe they are on
course to be down as well but in
China they are up as the economy
picks up and more coal is burned.
Climate scientists say it is vital
that less coal is used if we are to
have any chance of heading off the
worst of global warming will stop
President Trump is promoting the
coal industry and he wants America
to help other countries to use it.
There are countries that have said
that coal is going to be part of our
energy mix for the foreseeable
future, many in Asia and some in
Africa as well, and they have been
clear that because coal is going to
be part of their energy mix in the
future, they want support for clean
There is now a
battle over a few will that many
economies rely on. There are plans
to make coal cleaner, to use it
without releasing carbon dioxide,
but this is not much of a reality so
far and in the meantime there are
warnings that emissions need to fall
rapidly, not rise, as they are now.
MPs in Westminster have
been debating a budget
for Northern Ireland,
after ten months without a devolved
executive at Stormont.
The power sharing government
collapsed in January,
and since then the DUP and Sinn Fein
have failed to agree a deal
to restore devolution.
Our Ireland correspondent Chris
Buckler is at Stormont tonight.
After all this time, presumably
Northern Ireland need a budget and
Absolutely, public services
here are starting to run out of cash
and that includes departments like
health and education so without a
power-sharing executive here,
Westminster has had no choice but to
step in and legislate for a budget.
Theresa May has been clear that she
believes this is a one-off decision
and not the introduction of what is
known as direct rule is where London
would take over the running of the
apartments here in Belfast and she
believed the DUP and Sinn Fein can
come to an agreement that would see
them return to government in the
building behind me but frankly that
is not looking likely. The DUP have
said they believed direct rule could
return sometime in a matter of weeks
and Sinn Fein are insisting that the
current talks to overcome the
difficulties are now over and they
want the British and Irish
governments to come to some kind of
partnership agreement to fill the
void. In the meantime, Northern
Ireland is stuck in a kind of limbo,
halfway between devolution and
direct rule. The one thing the two
parties agree on is that
power-sharing is not likely to
return any time soon.
Bob Geldof has returned his freedom
of the city of Dublin in protest
against the Burmese leader Aung San
Suu Kyi who was given the same
honour. He described the treatment
of the Rohingya Muslim minority
community as mass ethnic cleansing
and he said his home city had
honoured Aung San Suu Kyi but now
she had shamed Dublin.
The Church of England
is telling its schools that
children should be free
to explore their identity and that
both boys and girls should be
free to wear a tutu,
tiara or tool belt without judgment.
The updated guidelines aim
to prevent children being bullied
because of their sexual orientation
or gender identity.
Here's our religious affairs
correspondent Martin Bashir.
Dressing up is not just a favourite
activity for the reception class
at this London church primary
school, it's also part
of the curriculum designed
to encourage individuality
and discourage bullying.
The Church of England has
updated its advice for its 4700
schools to protect children who may
be considering transition
from one gender to another.
Being an individual is very
important and respecting everybody's
right to be an individual is very
important to us.
So if children aren't themselves
then they cannot be free
to learn, and that's key.
The new guidelines say children
should be allowed to try many cloaks
of identity without being labelled
and that a child may choose
the tutu, princess's tiara,
or a fireman's helmet
without expectation or comment.
Today's guidance is designed
to prevent bullying in schools
like this, but on the issue of human
sexuality, there is deep division
within the Church of England
and some evangelical Christians see
today's announcement as an attempt
to erode the authority
of the Bible and embrace
an ever-changing culture.
What people expect the Church
of England to do is to set forth
the framework for living as set out
in the Bible.
That way all made wonderfully
in the image of God,
male and female, and the Church
of England today seems
to have failed in its duty
to say that to the nation.
But the Archbishop of Canterbury,
who expressed his support
for the new guidance in writing
and on social media,
rejects this criticism,
saying no child should be diminished
by being reduced to
a stereotype or a problem.
Martin Bashir, BBC
News, central London.
This may not be what you want to see
as you sit down to a meal.
But we throw away around 10 million
tonnes of food each year,
and according to experts much
of it is good enough to eat.
There is waste throughout
the food supply chain,
but it's thought that the biggest
problem lies with consumers
and campaigners are urging us
to be much more careful
about what we throw away,
as Jeremy Cooke explains.
OK, it is past its sell by date.
But this is, or was, food.
processed, and discarded.
A super-sized serving
of stinking waste.
It's amazing how much food is thrown
out and it's amazing how long it's
taken the message to get through.
If you don't have to
eat it, don't buy it.
The striking thing here
is the tonnes of food waste
that we all throw away all the time.
This stuff has come from bars
and restaurants and businesses
and there are mountains of it piling
up here every day.
Across the country,
we throw away 10 million
tonnes of food every year.
That's £17 billion worth in the bin.
And we're told 60%
of that is avoidable -
food that could have and should
have been eaten.
There is waste through
the entire supply chain.
From in the field,
in the manufacturing,
in the restaurant, in the retail,
in the supermarket, distribution,
and in the kitchen at home.
Overproduction is a fact
of the modern food industry.
Most of the surplus - good,
nutritious stuff - goes to waste.
But here there's another way.
All this, if it wasn't
for Fareshare, would end
up going in the bin.
At the Fareshare charity,
they take the surplus and use
it to feed the hungry.
The thing that really drives us nuts
is it is going to waste
while there are people going hungry.
We feed at the moment half
a million people a week,
half a million people a week,
with this food.
We do that to 7000 front line
charity and community groups.
Which is good news here
at the Melton Learning Hub,
where disadvantaged kids get
good, fresh food.
For our kids it means
they get hot meal.
They definitely get
a hot meal every day.
Lots of different circumstances
the young people come to us
in and it is a brilliant way
of using food that would,
as you say, go to waste.
But Luke and his mates know
that this is the exception.
Most surplus food is
simply thrown away.
This stuff, if it was like left
on the shelf, it would get put
into storage and get put
in landfills and that
and that's not good.
Tackling the issue will mean dumping
less food and doing more
with whatever goes in the bin.
Here it is used to make valuable
fertiliser to generate
gas and electricity.
But most of our discarded food
still goes to the incinerator
or to landfill - perhaps
the definition of waste
in a hungry world.
Jeremy Cooke, BBC News.
We'll have more on waste
tomorrow, looking at
the ways we can reduce it.
Time for a look at the weather.
Here's Phil Avery.
A beautiful picture but I guess it
means it is pretty nippy.
It was this morning, the milder air
from the Atlantic brought this in
parts of Scotland and at the same
time further south the cold air gave
a glorious start. But there is
something of a transition already in
hand as the mild air that was always
around has pushed to the north of
Britain ranked stoop weather fronts
that have changed the wind
direction. Sunday was all about the
northerly, but no longer the -5 of
last night, plus five or more for
many parts about from maybe Scotland
which has the best of the sunshine
to start the day. Some rain in the
Western Isles, but the south and
Central Belt, we picked up the cloud
and it thickens up in the North of
England, East Anglia and across the
Midlands and Wales. Only in the
southern counties might see a bit of
brightness to start the day. The
theory is that we will drag that
cloud further south, all the while
with the breeze from the west, it
might break up coming over the hills
of Wales and the Pennines but no
doubt the best sunshine is in
Scotland. Relatively mild compared
to today. But it comes at a price,
fog on Wednesday morning could be
dense in patches in the South of
England and Wales. The best of the
sunshine further north. As the day
gets going, some of the cloud and
fog will lift, some brightness in
parts of England and Wales and in
Scotland you have that weather front
coming back at you in the West but
Italy but it is relatively mild --
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